Lumbar spinal fusion is a common procedure of the lower back. TriHealth Orthopedics & Sports Institute is the only healthcare system in the state to complete lumbar spinal fusion with Mazor X. This technology that helps plan procedures and precisely place surgical instruments during your surgery. It’s just one of the ways TriHealth is committed to delivering the latest advances in spinal care and surgery.
Lumbar Spinal Fusion
Lumbar spinal fusion uses hardware to stabilize the spine. It fuses (or connects) two or more vertebrae into one solid bone. This can help reduce pain and improve stability in your spine. Your doctor will only recommend surgery if conservative treatment has not helped relieve your symptoms.
Lumbar spinal fusion can treat many conditions affecting the lower back, including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Fractured vertebra
- Herniated disc
- Infections [link to condition page]
- Spinal stenosis
What to expect during lumbar spinal fusion
Lumbar spinal fusion at TriHealth can be performed traditionally with Mazor X. Mazor X allows your surgeon to carefully and precisely plan your procedure based on 3D images. Taken before your surgery, these images act as a roadmap for your anatomy and spine and guide your provider’s movements at every step. During a procedure with Mazor X, your surgeon uses a robotic arm with a 3D camera to guide surgical tools based on your specific plan.
Benefits of Mazor X include:
- Better ability to preserve surrounding tissue
- Faster recovery
- Less blood loss
- Reduced pain
- Reduced risk of infection
Your surgeon will talk to you if you’re a candidate for Mazor X. Even if you’re not a good candidate, you can trust the experienced and compassionate surgeons at TriHealth Orthopedics & Sports Institute to get you back to your favorite activities.
Schedule an appointment
Learn more about Mazor X and if you’re a good candidate for this approach to lumbar spinal fusion. Call our spine specialists today at 513 246 7846.